Never Ever Strike a Police Horse – Never! Part II

June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

We’ve written before about citizens punching police horses, their acts of “bravado” quickly met with arrest. Sadly, it happened again last weekend and the perpetrator is now sitting in jail unable to pay the hefty $100,000 bail. Pennsylvania State Capitol building A 23-year-old woman was part of a demonstration that began on the Capitol [...]

Isle of Man Loses “Horse” Power

May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Residents and tourists on the Isle of Man have relied on the Douglas Horse Tram Service for over 140 years. This week, however, a local vet put a screeching halt to the city’s horse drawn transport. The tram horses have taken ill. A few of the horses have contracted a respiratory illness is not uncommon but [...]

They’re Back on Mack

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For most of us the signs of spring are heralded by the return of robins or blooming daffodils. For the 600 or so year round residents of Mackinac Island, Michigan, spring is marked by the return of horses. Mackinac Island is located between the Upper and Lower Michigan Peninsulas. It is approximately 4 square miles and [...]

Horses Make a Big Splash with Harvest

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

When we think of farming with horses, we immediately imagine a team pulling a large hoe through the ground, back and forth, forming parallel rows into which seeds are sown. When farmers hitch their horses in Prince Edward Island, PEI, a small Canadian province in the North Atlantic they’re not headed to the back 40, they’re [...]

Woman Dedicates Life’s Work to Honor War Horses

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

After WW1 there were thousands of horses that survived military service for Britain. Quarantine restrictions prevented the horses from being shipped back home. Most were destroyed but over 20,000 were sold for next to nothing. Many ended up in the Sinai laboring unimaginable challenges and improperly cared for. In her late 40's Dorothy and her military [...]